Air Ambulance America: Wings of Medicine

Glossary

Advanced Life Support: Consists of a set of life-saving protocols and skills that extend Basic Life Support to further support the circulation and provide an open airway and adequate ventilation (breathing).

 

Basic Life Support: Refers to the level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital. It can be provided by trained medical personnel, including emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and by laypersons who have received BLS training. BLS is generally used in the pre-hospital setting, and can be provided without medical equipment.

 

ETD/ ETA: Department of Transportation abbreviations for Estimated Time of Departure and Estimated Time of Arrival.

 

FAA: The Federal Aviation Agency is the national aviation authority of the United States of America. An agency of the United States Department of Transportation, it has authority to regulate and oversee all aspects of civil aviation in the U.S.

 

FAR: Federal Aviation Regulations are rules prescribed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) governing all aviation activities in the United States. The FARs are part of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). A wide variety of activities are regulated, such as airplane design, typical airline flights and pilot training activities. The rules are designed to promote safe aviation, protecting pilots, flight attendants, passengers and the general public from unnecessary risk. FAR, Part 135 is a set of rules with more stringent standards for commuter and on demand operations.

 

HIPAA Form: The HIPAA Privacy Rule, which protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information. The law requires doctors and other healthcare providers to obtain written authorization from a patient before they can share most health information about the patient with a third party.

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